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Friday, September 08, 2006

local flavor

Last night we got to take a tour of the Clipper City Brewing Company, and taste several of their beers. It was an event put together by UMBC's Chapter of Young Alumni, and it was really fun. Not only did we learn a heck of a lot about beer brewing and bottling, we got to spend time with some old friends and drink some good beer (well, Don says it was good -- I don't actually drink beer :P).

In any case, the best part of all is that it turns out Clipper City is right in our neighborhood, practically down the street from us! Who knew there was such great local flavor right nearby? I love to discover new things about our neighborhood, and the brewery has some great history behind it. The man who gave us the tour was the man who founded the company, so he gave us great insight into both the history and the science that was going on around us (and he was really funny!).

Though our tour was a private event, Clipper City does have free public tours one Saturday a month, with a chance to sample their beers. You can find details here.

3 comments:

Broadsheet said...

I've shared beers with Hugh Sisson on a number of occasions. I can vouch for the fact that he's a funny guy and a great source of info on both beer and wine!

Renfield said...

Since Clipper City really is down the street from us, I make a point to visit there as often as I can. Somehow I always buy more cases than I intend. Must be all the free samples...

platypotamus said...

It was a sad day indeed when Sisson's on Cross St went out of business / switched hands. The place that's in there now is a hole.